Questions to the EU Commission


How will the EC prevent a repeat of the Ranitidine case?

Considering the news that medicines containing the active substance ranitidine are being withdrawn from the Croatian and EU markets, MEP Tonino Picula sent two questions to the European Commission on how to protect consumers.

Picula: What are your plans for the islands in the next EU budget?

MEP Tonino Picula sent a priority question to the European Commission on reducing disparities between the levels of development of various regions in the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework proposal.

Don't ban tungsten lighting in theaters!

At the initiative of theater and drama representatives. MEP Tonino Picula sent a request to the European Commission, about the announced ban on tungsten lighting in theaters. He asked ansition period be extended from two to ten years or that stage art is still treated as an exception.

When will you unblock Croatia's entry into OECD?

MEP Tonino Picula asked the European Commission for support regarding Croatia's joining the OECD and asked how will they react to the fact that Croatian membership is being blocked by Slovenia and Hungary.

Enable wider access to content in the EU

MEP Tonino Picula turned to the European Commission because EU citizens who travel within the EU are denied to watch certain movies, series, sports transmissions, music, e-books or games, for which they paid in their countries. This happens because of the geo-blocking - restricting the purchase, payment or delivery between buyers and sellers from different countries .

Picula asked the Commission regarding the waste issue in the Adriatic

Because of marine waste on the beach in Trstenik on the peninsula Pelješac, that comes from neighboring Montenegro and Albania and numerous e-mails he received from concerned citizens, MEP Tonino Picula asked the European Commission: "What general steps is the Commission taking to reduce the problem of marine waste and to achieve the objective of restoring the good ecological status of all marine waters by 2020?".

Picula on the protection of citizens during online shopping

On the occasion of launching a platform to help consumers and merchants, MEP Tonino Picula asked European Commission what they will do to achieve full coverage of all Member States and sectors, concerning on-line shopping.

Two important Croatian projects on the Commission's list of priorities

On Tuesday, The European Commission gave support to projects that improve access to the global market of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The list of the Commission's priority projects which are funded by the European Union includes two projects in Croatia, the LNG terminal on the island of Krk and the LNG pipeline transit Zlobin-Slobodnica, which together received more than 20 million kunas.

Picula asked the Commission to protect workers from Karlovac

MEP Tonino Picula addressed the European Commission taking up the cause of 229 workers of "General Electric Company" whose Croatian Office is in Karlovac and who could be fired in the next two years as a result of the announced reorganization.
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